Board of Directors

Darren Morcombe

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Morcombe has more than 30 years of international experience in a variety of roles in in the natural resource and finance sectors. This includes over 10 years in senior roles with Normandy Mining and Newmont Mining Corporation in the areas of financing, treasury, mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Morcombe is the founder of Springtide Capital Pty. Ltd., a private investment company specializing in micro-cap listed companies, venture capital and resource-oriented companies. He was Founder, Chairman and a major shareholder of the largest gold refinery, distribution and finance company in the world. Morcombe is shareholder of several private and public companies.

John Brussa


Mr. Brussa is currently Partner and Chairman of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP, a Calgary based law firm, where he has specialized in taxation. In addition, he is Chair of the Board of Directors of Crew Energy, a natural gas exploration and production company operating in the Montney fairway of NE British Columbia. He also currently serves as a director of several public and private energy producers operating in Canada, and a public financial services corporation. Mr. Brussa has had extensive experience in corporations across varying businesses, including those operating in mineral and oil sands mining respectively. He recently served as the Jarislowsky Fellow at the Haskayne School of Business and is a mentor at the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership.

Bruce Griffin


Mr. Griffin is the owner of Farview Solutions Limited, a company providing consulting and advisory services to the mineral sands, titanium pigment and industrial minerals industries. Mr. Griffin has previously held senior management positions in several mining and minerals companies, including as Senior Vice President Strategic Development of Lomon Billions Group, the world's third largest producer of titanium dioxide pigments, Chief Executive Officer and a director of TZ Minerals International Pty. Ltd., the leading independent consultant on the global mineral sands industry, World Titanium Resources Ltd., a development stage titanium project in Africa and as Vice President Titanium for BHP Billiton, then one of the world's leaders in the industry. In April 2021 Mr. Griffin was appointed Executive Chairman of Sheffield Resources Limited.

Moss Kadey


Mr. Kadey is the Founder and CEO of Mossco Capital Inc., a Toronto based strategic investor specializing in consumer goods, real estate and technology companies. He is the Chairman and Founder of Luxury Brand Partners, a Miami based creator and owner of branded consumer products in the beauty and hair care industries. Some of the brands he has been involved with from start up to eventual sale have been Bumble and Bumble, sold to Estee Lauder, Becca Cosmetics sold to Estee Lauder, Oribe Hair Care sold to Kao Industries and the North and South American owner of the Brita Water Filter rights sold to The Clorox Company. He is on the boards of numerous privately held corporations and is currently the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Hanvest Holdings, the parent company of Brita GmbH in Germany, the world leader in household pour through water filtration systems. Mr. Kadey obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in South Africa.

John Kowal


Mr. Kowal's background consists of 36 years of experience in a variety of senior financial and treasury positions in several multinational companies during which Mr. Kowal has executed numerous debt and equity financings, completed several multibillion-dollar M&A transactions and has taken several companies public, including the first primary listing by a Canadian company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Kowal has served as Co-CEO at Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. and Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Total E&P Canada Ltd. Mr. Kowal also served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Deer Creek Energy Limited and Treasurer of Canadian Hunter Exploration Ltd. Additionally, Mr. Kowal’s diversified experience includes positions at Noranda Inc., John Labatt Limited, Celestica Inc., and IBM Canada Limited. Mr. Kowal holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Master of Business Administration from McMaster University. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Magnetic North Acquisition Corp. and serves on the advisory board for Pegasus Imagery Ltd.

Jennifer Kaufield


Jennifer is an independent businesswoman with over 30 years of experience in private and public corporations both domestic and international. Ms. Kaufield was previously Chief Financial Officer of CVW CleanTech (formerly Titanium Corporation Inc.), until June 2021. She is a director of TransGlobe Energy Corporation and currently serves as the Chair of the Audit Committee, and is a member of both the Compensation and Corporate Governance committees. Ms. Kaufield holds a Bachelor of Administration degree, Accounting from St. Francis Xavier University, and is a designated CPA (Chartered Public Accountant (CPA, CA).